Fight Club – Destruction

Ed (@orange) 7 years, 9 months ago

“Self Improvement is masturbation
Self destruction is the answer”

I’ve been thinking about this quote on and off for years now.

Two options: Try to be a better you, try to fix you or kill the parts of you that don’t serve you. Even Bruce Lee said: “It is not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.” To use your time, spend your energy creating a new habit is great, good for you. But when you destroy old inhibiting habits, you are creating space and freeing energy to be better spent.

You can’t build a home on a pile of crap. Doesn’t matter how good of a builder you are, if you try and build a home on uneven and unstable ground, it will always collapse. You need a foundation. So burn everything to the ground! What ever sticks around is useful. The odds are if it’s costing you so much energy to maintain, it’s not worth it. Destroy and rebuild. That’s life.

“Look at you, you’re fucking pathetic!” Trying to hold on so badly “JUST LET GO”. Let it crash and burn, let’s it all melt into the ocean. In the end you’ll be left with… you, in essence. “It’s only after we’ve lost everything, that we are free to do anything”

(URR FIGHT CLUB IS LIKE THE BEST MOVIE EVER)
Any feedback guys? Did you like the post? Isn’t Fight Club dreamy?

December 17, 2014 at 7:42 pm
Ry (0) (@theonlyry) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

Fight Club makes me grow a big rubbery one.

That being said, I also think you have to take some of the insights from the story with a grain of salt. Just remember, it was just some dude who lives in Oregon who wrote the book.

But I think you nailed it when you talked about destroying old inhibiting habits. Cutting out the inessential and focusing on what you really want with your life, valuing your precious time and using it to obtain goals that actually matter to you.

And yes, Fight Club is quite dreamy. Have you read the book? Totally different ending.

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Ed (40) (@orange) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

Thanks for your feedback. I have read the book, I like the movie ending better because I feel like in the book the ending skews the (pretty unclear) moral of the story.

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John (29) (@JDrifter) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

Best movie ever, and best book ever. To me Chuck Palahniuk is one of the best authors. he certainly didn’t see any boundaries when writing the book, or any other book he’s written, and because of that he broke on through to that ultimate truth. Let go of everything that you think defines you, destroy all of it, let it all burn, even your own body, and only then are you reduced to your true self, the essence. And after that, the universe is in your hands… less is more

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Ed (40) (@orange) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

If you are looking for more philosophical/genius movies may I recommend Gone Girl, Mr. Nobody or Primer…

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Anonymous (17) (@) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

Nope. Fight Club isn’t dreamy. I still can’t stand Fight Club’s fan club.

When the movie came out the most insecure and desperate snobs liked it the most. People I’d happily be sincere with in public. Desperate and depressed losers, really. Self-important and bringing everyone down to their misery. I was a little entertained by the movie and extremely annoyed by them. Can’t lie about that, I get into fights with opinionated cunts and I’d rather destroy them than believe in self-destruction. With clear conscience too.

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Ed (40) (@orange) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

Wow you’re very passionate for your cause… I wonder who comes off as more of an “opinionated cunt” you or me? I wonder who comes across as more “miserable” you or me? Hahaha!

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Anonymous (17) (@) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

I was talking about people I knew when the movie came out. I just remembered that Fight Club teaches you to compare yourself to other people a lot so I understand you and feel you.

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Anonymous (17) (@) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

Now I’ll watch Fight Club, because I feel nostalgic of the people I loved leaving behind to their self-created. It’s a Christmas nostalgia. Happy welcoming of the holidays, Ed.

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Ed (40) (@orange) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

There’s no substance to what you say. Originality doesn’t really exist. Creativity works on a cut and paste basis. If you want to be able to “think for yourself” it’s best to expose yourself to as many varied and conflicting viewpoints as possible. Then use critical thinking to find which of those have actually merit. That’s how you find truth.

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Anonymous (17) (@) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

Well, originality does really exist and creativity happens with creativity, not with thinking, but doing what works. Being inventive is making use of what you have in an efficient way. Not sure what those conclusions you made are supposed to mean or encourage, but I agree about the conflicting viewpoints. Many witless people suffer because of their lack of solution-based thinking and the belief that originality doesn’t exist. There’s an article I can agree with about fight club. It’s called ‘the first rule of fight club is that it’s dumb’ and ends with the statement that even the people who love it deserve better, but it also doesn’t deliver what it stands for. I tried watching it again that night and just couldn’t do it. The only thing I see is a story about having an outlet for your feelings to relieve your frustrations and the only lesson is that through self-discovery, a dull lifestyle can be harmful. Wow. I did enjoy the soundtrack this time and the dust brothers did make decent trip hop. Other than that, there are more sensible stories that are worth people’s time. Speaking of substance, the world really doesn’t owe you. Something the main character in Fight Club never understood.

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Ray Butler (1,423)M (@trek79) 7 years, 9 months ago ago

If your structure is taking effort to maintain then yes, something is wrong with it, but there is nothing wrong with a skyscraper if you can build it well. What you know can strengthen you or hold you back, it depends on who wears the pants in the relationship.

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